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The Best Robin Cook Books

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List RulesVote for the Robin Cook novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

List of the best Robin Cook books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Robin Cook is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Cook is known for his thrillers and his work usually looks at medical issues as well. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Robin Cook who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

Toxin and Crisis are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list to determine what are Robin Cook's best novels. Vote on this list and help us definitively answer this question.
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  • 1

    Coma

    Robin Cook
    35
    4

    SubjectsEspionage

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Horror Film, Thriller, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 2

    Godplayer

    Robin Cook
    15
    0

    First Published1983-05

    SubjectsGeography

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 3

    Outbreak

    Robin Cook
    25
    11

    First Published1987

    SubjectsMedical, Espionage

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 4

    Contagion

    Robin Cook, Jason Gehlert
    13
    2

    First Published1995-12

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Thriller, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 5

    Abduction

    Robin Cook
    14
    4

    First Published2000-11

    SubjectsAdventure

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 6

    Mutation

    Robin Cook
    12
    3

    First Published1990

    SubjectsMedical, Espionage

    Genres (Book)Children's literature, Thriller, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 7

    Sphinx

    Robin Cook, David Lindsay
    15
    6

    First Published1979

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Thriller, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 8

    Seizure

    Robin Cook
    10
    2

    First Published2003

    SubjectsAdventure

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 9

    Acceptable Risk

    Robin Cook
    13
    6

    First Published1995

    SubjectsMedicine, Research

    Genres (Book)Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 10

    Fatal Cure

    Robin Cook
    6
    0

    First Published1993

    SubjectsMedical, Vermont

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Children's literature, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 11

    Mindbend

    Robin Cook
    6
    0

    First Published1985

    SubjectsBrainwashing

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Thriller

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 12

    Toxin

    Robin Cook, Rob Swigart
    7
    2

    First Published1998-12-31

    SubjectsMedical, Espionage, Hospitals, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Suspense, Mystery, Thriller, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 13

    Invasion

    Robin Cook
    6
    2

    First Published1997

    SubjectsMedical, Espionage

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Thriller, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 14

    Crisis

    Robin Cook
    12
    8

    First Published2006

    SubjectsMedical, Suspense

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Thriller, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 15

    Critical

    Robin Cook
    4
    0

    First Published2007

    SubjectsMedical, Suspense

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Thriller, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 16

    Harmful Intent

    Robin Cook
    5
    0

    First Published1990

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 17
    4
    4

    First Published1973-01-23

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 18

    Fever

    Robin Cook
    6
    2

    First Published1982

    SubjectsLiterary criticism

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 19

    Mortal Fear

    Robin Cook
    6
    2

    First Published1988

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Thriller, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 20

    Blindsight

    Robin Cook
    6
    4

    First Published1992

    SubjectsEspionage

    Genres (Book)Children's literature, Thriller, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 21

    Brain

    Robin Cook
    6
    4

    First Published1981

    SubjectsMedical, Espionage

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Suspense, Children's literature, Thriller, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 22

    Terminal

    Robin Cook
    7
    5

    First Published1993

    SubjectsCancer, Research

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Thriller, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 23

    Vital Signs

    Robin Cook
    5
    4

    First Published1991

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 24

    Shock

    Robin Cook
    6
    6

    First Published2001

    SubjectsMedical, Cloning, Women, Massachusetts

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Suspense, Fiction, Novel, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 25

    Vector

    Robin Cook, Rob Swigart
    4
    4

    First Published1987-02

    SubjectsMedical, Espionage

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Thriller, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageFrench Language, English Language

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List Rules: Vote for the Robin Cook novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.